YMCA opens additional locations for childcare services

YMCA opens additional locations for childcare services

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - There’s a new partnership to help parents who need childcare to get back to work in Evansville this summer.

The YMCA of Southwestern Indiana is partnering with the COVID-19 Crisis Response Fund to create the Back to Work Recovery Childcare Program. Officials say it aims to help families get back to work as more businesses and organizations reopen.

The Executive Director of the YMCA Community Outreach Branch says this was an opportunity to help the community and expand what the Y already offers - by opening up 120 additional spots for families who need childcare within the ages of 5-12.

Two locations will be available, the CK NewsomeCenter and the Newburgh Campus Crossroads Christian Church. He says a survey that was done throughout the county showed a very apparent need for the additional spots.

“Temperature checks, staff wearing masks the entire time, making sure we are cleaning on a regular basis especially services there, and not allowing extra people into the building,” said Sean Kuykendall, Executive Director of the YMCA Community Outreach Branch. “So parents drop their kids off at the door and have to wave goodbye and then we take them inside.”

Officials tell us they’re hiring people to be involved at the child care locations.

Financial assistance is available for those in need. Click here to view different financial assistance applications.

You can also view the Back to Work Recovery Childcare Program here.

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